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[Japan] Gov't eyes legislation to prevent secondhand smoke, penalize smokers

The health ministry is seeking to submit to a regular Diet session starting in January a bill aimed at preventing secondhand smoke by penalizing those who smoke at banned spots and others who fail to take proper measures to enforce a smoking ban, ministr
Japan Today
added Dec 24, 2016 23:52

[Japan] Volumes down at JT but up at JTI

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette sales volume during the nine months to the end of September, at 79.7 billion, was down by 1.9 percent on that of January-September 2015, 81.3 billion. In announcing its consolidated results, JT said its domestic s
Tobacco Reporter
added Oct 31, 2016 17:42

[Asia] Japan looks to totally ban smoking at public facilities ahead of Olympics

health ministry has proposed a total ban on smoking at public facilities including central and local government office buildings, hospitals and other medical institutions, and schools to help prevent passive smoking in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Oct 13, 2016 17:24

[Asia, Japan] EDITORIAL: With Tokyo Olympics on the way, passive smoking must be stamped DIt

In its basic policy for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, the government calls for reinforcing measures against secondhand smoking and is currently studying them in detail, including legislation. Effective preventive measures are needed.
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Jun 29, 2016 00:25

At 286 Times Profit, Japan Tobacco Bets Big on American Spirit

Japan Tobacco Inc. is making one of the most expensive deals in the tobacco world in a bet that more smokers, especially Japanese ones, will get hooked on Natural American Spirit cigarettes. On Tuesday, Asia’s largest listed tobacco company agreed to pay
Bloomberg News
added Sep 30, 2015 16:08

[Asia, Asia-pacific] UPDATE 1-Japan Tobacco in talks to buy Reynolds assets worth $5 bln -Bloomberg

Japan Tobacco Inc is in advanced talks to buy assets worth about $5 billion from Reynolds American Inc, including some of the Natural American Spirit tobacco brand, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. The talks could still fall apart and the size of the deal
added Sep 25, 2015 14:57

[Japan] Tokyo Governor Takes on Big Tobacco to Push Smoke-Free Olympics

Tokyo earned $1 million from an official Olympics-branded cigarette the last time it hosted the competition. Half a century on, Governor Yoichi Masuzoe is looking to restrict smoking before the 2020 Summer Games.
Bloomberg News
added Aug 22, 2014 06:48

Smoking Rate Drops Below 20% in Japan

The survey found that 19.7% of Japanese adults consider themselves smokers, a decline of 1.2 percentage points from 2013. Roughly 15.3 million men and 5.3 million women in Japan are smokers, the company said. The percentage of female smokers fell to 9.8
Wall Street Journal Blogs
added Jul 31, 2014 08:58

[Italy, Japan] Marlboro to Introduce Device That Heats Real Tobacco

Marlboro HeatStick, which heats tobacco rather than burning it, in cities in Japan and Italy later this year, with further expansion in 2015. The short, cigarettelike sticks are heated to maximum of 660 degrees Fahrenheit (350 degrees Celsius) to create a
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 27, 2014 14:53

[UK] TCI presses Tokyo to sell its Japan Tobacco stake ($$)

Children’s Investment Fund has escalated its campaign against Japan Tobacco, calling for the Japanese government to sell off its remaining stake in the company. In a letter to Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, ahead of JT’s annual shareholder vote next
Financial Times (uk)
added May 20, 2014 16:41
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